Prince Hubertus of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1909–1943)

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Prince Hubertus
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Full name
Dietmar Hubert Frederick William Philip
German: Dietmar Hubertus Friedrich Wilhelm Philipp[1]
House House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha
Father Charles Edward, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Mother Princess Victoria Adelaide of Schleswig-Holstein
Born (1909-08-24)24 August 1909
Reinhardsbrunn Castle, Germany
Died 26 November 1943(1943-11-26) (aged 34)
Mosty, Poland (then Ukraine)

Prince Hubertus of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (24 August 1909 – 26 November 1943) was a member of the House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, the second eldest son of Charles Edward, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha and his wife, Princess Victoria Adelaide of Schleswig-Holstein.

Early life[edit]

Prince Hubertus with his sister Sibylla in 1917.

Prince Hubertus was born at Reinhardsbrunn Castle, Germany. His father, Charles Edward, was the reigning Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, the only son of Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany, and a grandson of Queen Victoria. Hubertus, thus, held the title of a Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, and a Prince of the United Kingdom, with the style His Highness as a great-grandchild of the British monarch.

Deprivation[edit]

In 1917, George V passed letters patent removing the title of Prince and Princess and the style Highness for all great-grandchildren of a British monarch, thus depriving Hubertus of his British titles. On top of this, at the end of World War I, his father was forced to abdicate as Duke and become a private citizen.

British Royalty
House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom (1837-1952).svg
Descendants of Victoria & Albert
Great-grandchildren
Alastair of Connaught
Johann Leopold of Saxe-Coburg & Gotha
Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg & Gotha
Hubertus of Saxe-Coburg & Gotha
Caroline of Saxe-Coburg & Gotha
Friedrich Josias of Saxe-Coburg & Gotha

Later life[edit]

Prince Hubertus joined the German Army, and saw action in the Eastern Front during World War II. He was killed in action on 26 November 1943, aged 34, in Mosty, Ukraine.

Titles, styles, honours and arms[edit]

Titles and styles[edit]

  • 24 August 1909 – 26 November 1943: His Highness Prince Hubertus of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ thePeerage.com – Dietmar Hubertus Friedrich Wilhelm Philip Prinz von Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha